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Evaluation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 part 4

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI) sets out the system for protecting the welfare of adults in Scotland who are unable to take decisions for themselves. Its aim is to help adults (aged 16 plus) who lack the capacity to make decisions on some or all aspects of their lives. It enables health care professionals, carers or others to have legal powers to make financial, welfare and health care decisions on their behalf.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

A Road Less Rocky - Supporting carers of people with dementia

It is estimated that one in three people will care for a person with dementia in their lifetime. Dementia is a degenerative condition that has a wide reaching effect on the lives of those with the condition and those that care for them. Carers Trust was delighted to receive the support of Ecclesiastical Insurance so that we were able to undertake this comprehensive research into the needs of carers of people with dementia from the point of concern that a family member or friend may have dementia to the end of life.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Women at the crossroads : a literature review of the mental health risks facing women in mid-life

This review focuses upon women aged 45-60: an under-researched subgroup of the adult female population. Women in mid-life occupy a unique position in the lifespan at the intersection of a number of age-related and lifelong pathways. The lives of these women can be distinguished from those of both older and younger women along a number of important dimensions including their family and working lives, economic situation, general health, and the complexity of their roles both inside and outside the home.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Determinants of the probability of obtaining formal and informal long-term care in European countries

The aim of this report is to identify patterns in the utilisation of formal and informal long-term care (LTC) across European countries and discuss possible determinants of demand for different types of care. It addresses specific research questions on the volume of different types of care and the conditions under which care is provided. The latter include demographic factors, especially population ageing, health status and the limitations caused by poor health, family settings and social networking.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

The impact of caring on carers: Associative and predictive factors relating to the general well-being of carers supporting a person diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive and associative factors of the carer's general well-being, specifically concerning carers offering support to those diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Results showed that the sole predictive factor of the carers general well-being were the difficulties perceived with behavioural change and cognitive status within the PSP person.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Who cares? The experiences of mental health carers accessing services and information

Rethink regularly carries out social survey research to monitor expert opinion on standards of mental health care. The recent Our Point of View survey, upon which this report is based, asked: are things getting better for the people who use mental health services, their families and friends at the beginning of the 21st Century in Britain?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Carers in the region: a profile of the South West

The Carers in the Region profiles have been commissioned by the Department of Health to provide information about carers at the regional level for each of the 9 English regions. These profiles include data on the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being. This profile provides information covering the South West region. In 2001 there were 492,451 carers in the South West region, which is 10% of the region’s population.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

The Individual Budgets Pilot Projects: impact and outcomes for carers

This chapter sets out the policy and research contexts for the study. It first summarises the individual budget pilot projects and locates these within the wider context of policy initiatives aimed at giving disabled and older people greater choice and control over their support arrangements. It then summarises the somewhat separate development of policies and practice aimed at identifying and meeting the needs of informal and family carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Age old attitudes? Planning for retirement, means-testing, inheritance and informal care

An investigation of people's attitudes, understanding and expectations of their individual or collective rights and responsibilities in old age.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

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